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SQL Server 2019 on Apple Silicon redux: it actually works

Last month I wrote a blog post suggesting that it was not possible to get SQL Server 2019 running on Apple Silicon. I hedged my statement by saying you could get Azure SQL Database Edge running in a Docker container instead, but at the time I could not get SQL Server itself to work at
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You can’t run SQL Server on Apple Silicon, and it sucks

Prior to 2017, the only way to get SQL Server running on a Mac was through a virtual machine running some version of Windows that supported some version of SQL Server. Then SQL Server 2017 — and later SQL Server 2019 — were made available as Docker images, thanks to the newly-introduced Linux support in
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I’m a DBA. Do I really need to know Kubernetes?

Welcome to February 2020. It’s the second month of the year 2020! I remember sitting at a server with SQL Server 6.5 installed on it, worrying about the Y2K bug. It feels like yesterday. While I haven’t been a database administrator for all that time between then and now, I have been exposed to broad
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What is a container anyway?

Recently there was a thread on Twitter which established that a lot of IT people didn’t know the difference between virtual machines and containers. https://twitter.com/IanColdwater/status/1137737702227550208 I felt like this was a question I’d already answered, so I searched my computer for the word “container.” It turns out that I have explained this in the past,
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